Third Floor Antique Jewelry
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1300913 (stock #1979)
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Playful, whimsical and beautifully designed, these 19th century 18 karat gold earrings hail from France. They have fine twisted gold wire work surrounding a central raised domb of filigree, centered with a small pearl. The perimeter spheres provides the perfect frame for the composition. The seven gold discs at the bottom of each earring articulates freely and adds playful charm. The sign of a well made piece of jewelry is the finishing...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1300308 (stock #1977)
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$3,200.00
This classic pendant locket is English, circa 1880. It is designed with a central cabachon rock crystal set in a bold 18 karat gold mount. The central rock crystal cabochon is accented by subtle, finely detailed twisted gold rope. The crystal is cool, smooth and in excellent condition. The crystal magnifies any image set within the locket or, if worn as seen, it reflects light from every angle. The perimeter is set with lapis cabochon accents...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1299973 (stock #1976)
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$1,850.00
These antique gold diamond earrings are French, circa 1890. They are referred to as dormeuse, or sleeper earrings. So called, because they are so comfortable, they could remain on your ears, day or night.

I search for these antique earrings on every buying trip, and I am so pleased to have found them in Paris. This pair, is set in platinum and 18 karat gold. It has an elegant, simple setting and opens and closes securely with lever backs...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1299912 (stock #1975)
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$750.00
This antique French gold compass is circa 1890. It is in the form of a ship's wheel and is fully operational. For complete accuracy it could be magnetized. It is completely original and beautifully finished, with lovely engraving on the reverse...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1299122 (stock #1973)
Third Floor Antique Jewelry
$3,295.00
This long, beautiful, hand made, French gold chain is circa 1890. It is one of my favorite links, as the design pairs so well with any locket , charm or pendant.

The chain measures a long 47 inches X 4.76 mm across the fancy "x" centered link. It has a good weight of 25.3 grams. It has the original spring ring which is easily adapted to be a clasp if desired. The chain has a rich original patina. It has a French guarantee stamp, or poincon, an eagles head on the end ring...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1298380 (stock #1971)
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There is little wonder why these original, long antique French guard chains are so popular. They are versatile, elegant and the perfect accessory to own. This example purchased in France and is circa 1890. It is an enviable 60 inches long X 3/8 ths wide. The design of intricate , glowing pierced plaques with hand done filigree is beautiful and quintessentially French. The gold has a rich , original patina and is smooth and finely rendered...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1297067 (stock #1969)
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Simply arresting in their simplicity and mellow combination of color, these earrings are circa 1840. They are 15 karat gold, with each faceted stone set foil back and prong set.

They measure a petite 1 inch from the top of the wire X slightly greater than 3/8th's cross the bottom stone. The condition is excellent, with the addition of newer ear wires. They hang gracefully from the ear and are easy to wear day or evening. English, circa 1840

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1297057 (stock #1968)
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$1,200.00
I could search for twenty years and not find the beauty of the paste stones found in these earrings. They are French, circa 1820 and are set in foil back, hand crimped cushion cut earrings. The stones are set in silver, and the backs are 18 karat gold. New 14 karat gold shepherd hook ear wires were added to convert the elements to earrings. These were found in Paris and were made from an amazing partial reviere. Five pairs were created from the necklace. Two have already been sold ...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1293797 (stock #1961)
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$295.00
This wonderful French gold pocket watch key, is circa 1830. It is refined and beautifully finished, as expected of French craftsmanship. Original designed to wind a watch, it can now be enjoyed as a charm worn alone on a neck chain, or joined with other hearts and charms. It measures 1 inch long X 3/8ths across the top. It has French guarantee stamps on the ring and weighs 1.1 grams. It has a rich gold patina and is in excellent, original condition. France, circa 1840
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1293775 (stock #1960)
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These earrings were purchased in a tiny, charming shop in Paris...
All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre 1910 item #1293182 (stock #1959)
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This antique very fine chain is designed with a motif of love knots.The love knot symbolizes rings of love, where there is no beginning or end....just eternal love. It is difficult enough to find an antique chain of substantial length, but finding one with a beautiful, meaningful link , and retaining a rich, original patina is wonderful.

The chain measures 60 inches without the clasp and 61 inches including X 1/4 inches wide. It weighs a significant 60 grams. The long length enables it ...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1292447 (stock #1957)
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This doubled headed snake bracelet has charmed its way straight from Paris to find a new home. Each head has 17 diamonds centered with a 20 point Old European cut, set in silver topped 18 karat gold. The tiny eyes are accented with emeralds and rubies. The sides are set with 15 diamonds each, leading to an unadorned back.

The use of snakes in jewelry regained popularity when Albert presented his beloved Victoria with a betrothal ring in the form of a snake. It became the perfect love t...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1289968 (stock #1954)
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$950.00
This double sided, antique French compass is circa 1890. It is designed with gold links resembling nautical rope knots. It has original beveled glass on both sides and the compass is functioning with the needle moving freely. The gold has a rich, original patina and is finely finished. It has French guarantee stamps, or poincon's on the top loop, and is in excellent condition.

It is a wonderful gift for a loved one. Symbolically, "This can always guide you back home."

It measures 1 3/8...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1289944 (stock #1953)
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$1,650.00
These are remarkable, Georgian 18 karat gold and glass pearl earrings, circa 1820. Very scarce , having survived almost 195 years, they were purchased in Paris. The gold fittings are cannetille(fine wire work creating patterns) and have retained their original, glorious patina. The ear wires are original as well and are back to front.

The use of imitation pearls was a novelty and an art unto itself. The laborious process utilized an inner coating of nacre which was a paste of fish scales. T...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1910 item #1289633 (stock #1952)
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These lovely, antique French 18k gold earrings are circa 1900. They have large, faceted stones that approximate a 2 1/2 carat diamond each.

The stones are the scarce and desirable cushion cut, and are set in gold collets with a fleur de lis motif. The stones are vibrant, white, with a hint of honey. They have easy to wear lever backs and are in excellent condition.

They retain a French poincon , or guarantee stamp for 18 karat gold on the ear wires. They measure 3/8 inches across th...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1800 item #1289540 (stock #1950)
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This Georgian sapphire, diamond ring is a treasure. Sapphire is a rare stone to be used in Georgian jewelry and I have only had one other ring from this period designed with this stone.

The sapphire is a square, step cut with softly rounded corners, similar to a cushion cut stone, It is a beautiful, pale blue foil backed and set in a gold rub over collet. Stones during this period, were typically closed in the back and foil was used below the stone to add vibrance and light. The foiling i...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Pre Victorian : Pre 1837 VR item #1286565 (stock #1948)
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These rare and remarkable Georgian 15 karat aquamarine earrings, are circa 1820. They are designed with beautiful aquamarines, quite rare to find in jewelry during this period. The gold work too is superior, smooth and finely rendered right down to the tiny details. The gold created the perfect frame for the stones, in its restraint and artistry.

The three articulating sections earrings appear bold, but actually are light and so comfortable, also typical of this period. Each aquamarine is...

All Items : Estate Jewelry : Gold : Victorian : Pre 1900 item #1286143 (stock #1947)
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$795.00
Petite and charming, these antique 15 karat gold and amethyst earrings are circa 1880. They are designed with two pale faceted amethyst that are wrapped in a bouquet of gold ribbon. The very feminine, pale amethysts complement almost any piece of jewelry. The gold work is cannetille and hand etching. The composition is typically Victorian and very elegant. They are in excellent condition with an original, rich patina.

They measure 1 3/8 inches long X slightly less than 3/4 inches acros...